Raw Videos From AZ Protests, Today

Governor  Brewer called the judge’s decision halting the immigration law, “a bump in the road”.  Illegals and their allies took to the streets in Phoenix,  well aware that the fight is not over:

Anti-war front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party, International Answer, in attendance? Check.

Che Guevara signs? Check.

Mexican flags waving? Check.

Annoying  chants. Check.

Civil disobedience? Check.

Giant paper mache head of Donald Rumsfeld? Huh????

Obama supporters? Of course.

You can help AZ in its fight against the Federal government, and illegal immigration, by donating to Keep AZ Safe.

See also:

Weasel Zippers: Protesters Against Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law Fly Mexican Flag in Phoenix – Video Report


Did Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton even have jurisdiction to rule in this case?

CFP: ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority to Conduct the Trial

Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…

“Original” jurisdiction means the power to conduct the “trial” of the case (as opposed to hearing an appeal from the judgment of a lower court). You all know quite well what a “trial” is – you see them all the time on TV shows: Perry Mason, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, etc. Witnesses testify and are cross-examined, etc.

The style of the Arizona case shows quite clearly that the named defendants are:

State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer,
Governor of the State of Arizona, in her
Official Capacity, Defendants.

Judge Susan R. Bolton has no more authority to preside over this case than do you.

Thanks to Lisa G in NZ for that tip.

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Sherrod To Sue Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart speaking at the SRLC

The news of the day:

Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, the Associated Press reports.

Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.

That should be interesting since the bar is set pretty high for public figures suing for defamation, as Ed Morrissey notes:

Sue Breitbart for what, though?  Defamation?  Sherrod is a public official, which makes that kind of lawsuit darned near impossible.  Breitbart used the clip to criticize the NAACP, not Sherrod directly, although she certainly came into the line of fire.  People are allowed to criticize public officials in harsh and even unfair terms, especially when they make public remarks.

Morrissey thinks the court might have a problem with the case for another reason — Sherrod’s absurd public statements about Breitbart.  She has accused him of being pro-slavery.

She also continues to erroneously blame Fox News for her firing:

“It wasn’t all media. It was Fox,” Sherrod says in commenting on President Obama’s remarks on The View blaming the media in part for the story.

Fox News didn’t air the story until Sherrod had been fired. Glenn Beck even came to her defense, saying that she deserved her job back after she had been fired.

The woman does not make a credible plaintiff, but since she’s had amazing luck with the courts, she must figure, what the heck.

Exit question: Given the fact that the new media is now sniffing around that Pigford v Glickman case, wouldn’t you think there’d be some bureaucrats at the USDA sort of  wishing this woman would just go away?

Also blogging:

Warner Todd Houston, Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Sherrod Says She’ll Sue Andrew Breitbart

Drew: AoSHQ: Report: Sherrod To Sue Breitbart

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